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A Hope For Autism
(503) 781-8954
733 NE Prescott St
Portland, OR
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Behavorial Intervention, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Disability Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Preschool

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Michelle Anderson
(407) 865-1509
Portland, OR
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Hearing & Speech Institute
(503) 228-6479 or 877-702-2828
1675 SW Marlow Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Doctors, Ear, Nose & Throat, Doctors, Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Judith Belk, Ph.D., CCC-Speech-Language Pathology, CCC-Audiology
(503) 699-9022
Center for Communication & Learning Skills
Lake Oswego, OR
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Educational Advocacy, FastForword, Hearing & CAPD Testing, Interactive Metronome, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Tomatis/AIT, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Emily Hoyt, Behavior Analyst
(360) 281-8627
1115 E 27th Street
Vancouver, WA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Other

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ABA Learning Solutions, Kristina Montgomery, M.A., BCBA
(503) 381-8440
2634 NE Jarrett Street
Portland, OR
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Wendy Machalicek, Ph.D., BCBA
(503) 725-4632
222 SW Harrison St.
Portland, OR
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Socialkraft
(503) 381-9344
Milwaukie, OR
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Floortime, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Family Connections Northwest
(360) 993-0866
2001 H Street
Vancouver, WA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, RDI
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Marie McMahon, PsyD
(503) 544-6782
400 E. Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Support Organization

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12 important needs of siblings and tips to address these needs

12 important needs of siblings and tips to address these needs

ASA

1. SIBLINGS NEED COMMUNICATION THAT IS OPEN, HONEST, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE, AND ONGOING. Parents may need to deal with their own thoughts and feelings before they can effectively share information with siblings. Children may show their stress through their withdrawal or through inappropriate behaviors. Siblings may be reluctant to ask questions due to not knowing what to ask or out of fear of hurting the parent. While doing research on siblings, Sandra Harris found that developmentally appropriate information can buffer the negative effects of a potentially stressful event (Harris, 1994).

2. SIBLINGS NEED DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE AND ONGOING INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR SIBLINGS’ ASD. Anxiety is most frequently the result of lack of information. Without information about a siblings’ disability, younger children may worry about “catching” the disability and/or whether they caused it. The young child will only be able to understand specific traits that they can see,
like the fact that the sibling does not talk or likes to line up their toys.

3. SIBLINGS NEED PARENTAL ATTENTION THAT IS CONSISTENT, INDIVIDUALIZED, AND CELEBRATES THEIR UNIQUENESS. Many families make a major effort to praise and reward the child with the disability for each step of progress. This same effort should be considered for the siblings. Self-esteem is tied to this positive recognition by parents. Remember to celebrate everyone’s achievements as special.

4. SIBLINGS NEED TIME WITH A PARENT THAT IS SPECIFICALLY FOR THEM. SCHEDULE SPECIAL TIME WITH THE SIBLING ON A REGULAR BASIS. Time with the sibling can be done in various ways such as a 10 minute activity before bed or a longer period several times a week. The important thing is to schedule specific c “alone” time with a parent that siblings can count on.

5. SIBLINGS NEED TO LEARN INTERACTION SKILLS WITH THEIR BROTHER OR SISTER WITH ASD. Sandra Harris & Beth Glasberg (2003) offer guidelines for teaching siblings play skills to interact successfully with their brother or sister with ASD. Go slow and praise the sibling. Toys and activities should be age appropriate, hold both children’s interest and require interaction. Teach siblings to give instructions as well as prompts and praise to their brother or sister (Harris & Glasberg, 2003).

6. SIBLINGS NEED CHOICES ABOUT HOW INVOLVED THEY ARE WITH THEIR BROTHER OR SISTER. Be reasonable in your expectations of siblings. Most siblings are given some responsibility for their brother or sister with a disability. Show siblings you respect their need for private time and space.

7.SIBLINGS NEED TO FEEL THAT THEY AND THEIR BELONGINGS ARE SAFE FROM THEIR BROTHER OR SISTER WITH AUTISM. Some children with ASD can be destructive and hard to redirect. They can also be quick to push, bite, or engage in other challenging behaviors with the sibling as a target. Siblings must be taugh...

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